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07/24/20

Virtuoso dynamic painting

Katharina Gross’ stunning exhibition at the “Hamburger Bahnhof” in Berlin is part of Volkswagen’s partnership with the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
07/23/20

Volkswagen brand boss Ralf Brandstätter: On the road with the ID.3

The new Volkswagen brand boss Ralf Brandstätter is consistently driving forward the brand’s e-offensive. One of his first trips took him to the Zwickau plant, where he learned about the current status of the transformation to a pure e-car plant and the production of the ID. family. He used the trip to Zwickau for a test drive with the new ID.3.
07/23/20

“The Industrial Cloud will become the App Store for our plants”

Together with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and integration partner Siemens, Volkswagen is opening up the Industrial Cloud to other companies from the engineering and technology sectors. In an interview, Nihar Patel, Executive Vice President New Business Development at Volkswagen AG, and Sarah Cooper, General Manager of IoT Solutions at Amazon Web Services, Inc., explain the advantages of new partnerships and give an outlook on the further expansion of the cloud.
07/22/20

Transsexuality at Volkswagen: „I have come home“

On July 25, Volkswagen will participate for the first time with its “We Drive Proud” network in an online version of Berlin’s Christopher Street Day (CSD) – and thus take a clear stand for diversity. “We live diversity” is one of the Group’s principles. Karin Tröndle’s story also tells of this diversity. The 59-year-old has been working for Volkswagen for 23 years, currently in axle alignment. She began her career in the Group as a man. In the interview she talks openly about her path to becoming a woman, how she deals with her transsexuality, the significance of the CSD and the one law that she would like to change if she could.
07/03/20

A production facility that has become part of the family - Happy Birthday, Salzgitter!

When the Volkswagen plant in Salzgitter went into operation half a century ago, Georg Schoske was already an old hand at the company. “I had been manufacturing the Beetle in Wolfsburg since 1962. It was fun. But when Salzgitter opened, you didn’t have to ask me for long,” the 81-year-old recalls. Even then, Schoske lived with his family in Steinlah – 60 kilometers from the Wolfsburg plant, but only 20 kilometers from the Salzgitter plant. Even before the official inauguration, he switched. Since then the factory has become a family affair. Son Rainer Schoske (55) started his professional life in Salzgitter, as did grandson Marvin Schoske (23). Three generations – one factory.
06/30/20

On the way to becoming a climate-neutral company

The fight against global warming is one of the most important global challenges. We explain what Volkswagen is doing for climate protection. We have also compiled assessments of climate change by leading scientists in a dossier.
06/30/20

No more doubt – mankind is responsible

We have compiled a dossier with assessments on climate change by leading scientists. For them, one thing is clear: mankind bears a crucial responsibility for global warming.
06/30/20

Food supply at risk

We have compiled assessments on climate change by leading scientists in a dossier. They warn: Unabated global warming has dramatic consequences for the whole of humanity – whether through crop failures, wars or the spread of disease.
06/30/20

“What matters is the political framework”

We have compiled assessments on climate change by leading scientists in a dossier. Gunnar Luderer is Deputy Chair of the Department for Sustainable Transformation Pathways at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). In an interview, he explains how individuals can act to protect the climate – and what politicians should do. In addition to his duties at PIK, Luderer is Professor for Global Energy Systems Analysis at the Technical University of Berlin.

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The Volkswagen brand is completely realigning with its TRANSFORM 2025+ strategy. Step-by-step, the brand is evolving into a leading, profitable volume manufacturer and is also seeking to play a leading role in the new world of automobility. Our target is to sell about one million electric cars per year by 2025 and to be the market leader in e-mobility.
The history of the Volkswagen brand began with the “Käfer”; development work on this Nazi prestige project began in 1934. On May 28, 1937, the “Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH“ (Company for the Preparation of the German Volkswagen Ltd.) was formally established. The name was changed to “Volkswagenwerk GmbH” in 1938, and the company built its main plant in what has become Wolfsburg. However, the outbreak of war and integration in the arms industry prevented mass production of the Volkswagen (“people’s car”) – instead, military vehicles and other armaments were produced using forced labor.